Surrey man charged in decades-old Saskatchewan murder

 

SURREY — A Surrey man has been charged with first-degree murder and unlawful confinement in a 30-year-old Saskatchewan cold case.

Dennis Henry Hahn, 65, of Surrey will appear in Saskatoon provincial court next Monday (July 27).

Frances Wendland, 43, was murdered in her home in the small town of Rosthern, about halfway between Prince Albert and Saskatoon.

Hahn was arrested outside of a Surrey business on Friday, July 10.

Wendland was killed in the early morning hours of Dec. 14, 1985, after two masked men locked her two daughters and another girl in the basement bathroom of their home. When they escaped, they found the victim.

A jury convicted one man, Donald Marlow, of first-degree murder in 1990. The court heard the victim’s estranged husband had taken a contract out on her life.

Larry Wendland killed himself in 1989.

Police re-opened their homicide investigation in 2011.

Rosthern’s population is 1,572.

tom.zytaruk@thenownewspaper.com

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